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Jul 5, 2011 5:00pm EDT
's charged with felony murder and felony child neglect. >>> big shake-up tonight in prince georges county politics. leslie johns season stepping down from her county council seat. she handed in her resignation letter today. it comes just five days after she pleaded guilty of destroying evidence in a federal corruption probe. chris gord season live in upper marlboro with more on the fallout today. chris? >> the prince georges county council unanimously is calling on leslie to resign effectively, not as of the end of the month. as the council session began, leslie johnson said just three words, good morning, present. then mrs. johnson left, issuing a statement through her lawyer, saying after careful thought and consideration, i tendered my resignation this morning as a member of the prince georges county council for district six, effective july 31st, 2011, the last day before august recess. i apologize for my mistake. last thursday, leslie johnson pleaded guilty to charges of witness and evidence tampering. she admitted to conspireing with her husband, former prince gornls county executive
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Jul 1, 2011 5:00pm EDT
's capital over the next few days. and big crowds, well, that also means big security concerns. tom sherwood is live for us along the national mall with the latest on all that. hey, tom. >> reporter: hey, aaron. the first thing, somebody just walked by and said why don't you take off that tie? so don't expect to see this tie in the 6:00 show. as usual, these days people coming down this weekend monday night for the fireworks will have some light security to go through to get on to the mall. but the big no-no of course is no alcohol. lots of people already here, and this holiday weekend has begun. ♪ >> reporter: the rhythm and blues tent was a featured attraction at the folk life festival which opened on the mall today. ♪ the beginning of the july 4th weekend which will climax with monday night's fireworks spectacular. >> we came to town with about 14,000 pounds of explosives packaged into more than 2500 deluxe aerial bombs with some of those containing as many as 30 individual munitions. >> reporter: and the good thing about this year's folk life festival, it's in the shade under the tre
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Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT
in the master bedroom. >> we had a branch probably -- several of them about this big come out of our trees. it just was whooshing around and stuff last night. >> it turned black outside and there was tremendous noise. and i think all of the trees fell at the same time. >> reporter: mary green lost quite a few trees in her backyard, and lost her oak in the front. she is now dealing with damage to some of her windows and gutters, but luckily the structure appears okay. where do you begin when you have this kind of mess in your yard? >> i don't know, it took 911 a while to get here, and the insurance company -- it took hours to get through to the insurance company, as well. and today is a holiday, so they won't get back to us until tomorrow. >> we called insurance, the tree removal company. but i guess with all of the damage, we're not sure how soon they'll be out here. >> reporter: since thousands are still in the dark, neighbors took to the streets taking pictures and surveying damage, and many are already looking forward to the rest of their 4th of july, trying to figure out how that's goi
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Jul 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >> jim vance is here now with his one-on-one. big day, jim. >> yeah, jim and pat, thank you. the president stepped away from his discussions with congressional leaders today to talk to us about the current economy, and the hardships that it it puts on working people here in washington and all over the country. >> people all across the country are going through a tough time right now. and nobody is thinking about it each and every day more than i am. because i get letters from folks, i hear from people who are doing the right thing, trying to make something happen in their lives and they're just having a difficult time in what is a really tough economy. what i would say to folks is that we are doing everything we can to make sure that the economy is growing, but we're also trying to do everything we can to make sure that if somebody wants to get trained for the jobs of the future, that those training programs are available to them. if young people are ready and willing to go to college, then we're going to try to make sure that they can afford to go to college. and that we ar
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Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. they say the kids were marching under this tree when that limb, that very big and heavy limb without notice without warning came tumbling down on top of them. >> one minute everything's fine and the next a tree just comes tumbling down. >> it was the people's church summer vacation bible camp. 25 kids of all different ages. >> we do have some serious injuries. two older people, two adult males had some pretty significant injuries, we would say priority one, they were taken to local trauma centers, the three kids, several other kids were evaluated. we transported three kids, they have fairly serious injuries, nonlife threatening. >> reporter: everybody is expected to be okay. the people's church vacation bible camp, every day they do something different. today it was fun in the park, tomorrow it's roller skating day. no trees there. back to you. >> let's hope that will be a little safer for them. thank you. >>> now to fairfax county, where part of braddock road is closed. police are on the scene investigating a deadly crash. it happened just before 3:00 this afternoon on braddock road. one p
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Jul 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >> there really is. and this is really cool. we had a big-time thunderstorm, a severe thunderstorm up around the haguerstown area. that thunderstorm has completely died out. but it septembnt out a boundary cooled us down by about 10 to 15 degrees. let's show you outside right now, where we have rain across the area. you can see very hazy around the washington, d.c. area, but it is cooler out there right now. many locations, digital doppler radar right now showing you where the rain is. we do have some rain back to the west around shenandoah county. that's a severe thunderstorm. these are big-time storms here. another severe thunderstorm warning now that includes clark county and fauquier. and we had a severe thunderstorm around fairfax county but that died out. and now a new storm has developed, and it's all along this boundary. i want you to focus. see this line right here? you can actually see it making its way down across the area. it came through leesburg, 102. next hour, 93. it came through the washington, d.c. area, it was 102 here at our studio. outside right now, 94 degrees. so about
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Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm EDT
-brand designers had had excess inventory they were trying to get rid of. >> reporter: today, big names are banking on flash sales. this year, nordstrom brought a flash site, and amazon is the founder of i-habit. flash sales may be a new shopping trend for consumers, but the marketing tactics are old-school. >> first of all, urgency, the fact you might have to make the deal in a hurry. second is scarcity on some of the sites, at least many of the sites. that you know there's a limited quantity available. the third, for some of the sites, is exclusivity, which basically indicates some of them are members-only sites. >> reporter: some things to look out for before making a flash purchase. you might be able to get the same deal or better price somewhere else. find out how much shipping costs. it may cost more than the deal is worth to you. if you're considering a travel flash sale, make sure you know who is actually providing the services. know the privacy policy associated with the information you give to the flash site. and understand the return policy. they may not take the product back. jacobs say
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Jul 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
hellie joins us live with today's developments. no big surprise here, dan. >> reporter: no. we knew that donovan mcnabb was on his way out, and he is heading to the minnesota vikings, the redskins able to salvage something out of this deal. it's not totally finalized just yet. the redskins have worked out a trade with the vikings that would bring them a sixth round pick and conditional sixth round pick as well. the final hurdle, though, is going to be mcnabb's contract. minnesota needs him to rework that deal, because he's due a $10 million bonus in about a month. and mcnabb will have a chance to start in minnesota, where the only other quarterback they have right now is christian ponder, a first-round draft pick out of florida state. so this could be a good situation and perhaps a chance for donovan mcnabb to resurrect his career. >>> all right. now to the signings, and there have been several, especially at wide receiver. brandon stokley within the hour just signed by the skins or actually coming to terms on a deal, because they can't officially sign until friday. he was in seattl
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Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
this proposal. >>> a big crowd is gathering in palm desert, california to say they're final farewell to betty ford. funeral services are just now getting underway. earlier today, main roads leading to the church were shutdown, and security was beefed up. michelle obama and three former first ladies are among the dignitaries paying their respects. those coming out say mrs. ford and her courageous battles with her very private issues from breast cancer to drug and alcohol addiction inspired her lasting legacy. >>> still ahead, 24 hours later, crews are working to repair the gas line. the unexpected snag. what it could mean for your commute. >>> disturbing allegations of sexual abuse at a little girl's birthday party. a local councilmember's husband is facing charges. >>> summertime means no homework and staying up late for the kids. one local county may be changing that. who's considering a curfew and why you could get in trouble if your children break the rules. not that long ago, many families were priced out of an overheated housing market. but the times have changed. get the facts at remax.
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Jul 7, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >> it's going to cause a big problem. and i most definitely will be running late for work and dropping my kids off. so it's going to be a major problem. >> i wish they would get this intersection cleaned up. it makes me feel like my car is going to fall apart every time i drive over it. >> reporter: the closure kicked in after rush hour this morning, and will remain in effect until 5:00 a.m. monday. blocked will be about 100 feet of road on either side of pennsylvania avenue. traffic is expected to be bad. if you've got another way to get around, you'll want to do that, at least for the next few days. there is still two-way traffic on pennsylvania avenue, and no other intersections are affected. now, if they finish the work before 5:00 a.m. on monday morning, they'll open the lanes early. in southeast, megan mcgrath, news4. >>> coming up next on news4 at 5:00, a enough new family moves into a local neighborhood and no one is happy about it. these are black bears spotted roaming the streets. >> elizabeth smart captured headlines after being kidnapped at knifepoint from her bedroom. toni
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Jul 6, 2011 5:00pm EDT
will she go? that's the big question at this point. we do know from defense sources that they had a plan in place long before the verdict that if it was not guilty, they would move her to an undisclosed location. and for the first time in three years, try to keep casey anthony out of the spotlight. that plan is still in place. they do plan to move her somewhere out of the glare of the cameras, away from everything for now. and as her attorney, jose baez said, give her some time to grieve. that was his words immediately following the verdict, for her to grieve and understand what it's like to be out of jail after being behind bars for three years. so the idea, at least from the defense team, at this point is they will move her away and make sure she stays out of the tvs glare, out of the limelight for a while. >> jay, what are they going to do about security? the public is not happy with this verdict. and believes that she did this and has gotten away with murder. so i would imagine that if i were her attorneys, i would want to provide some security for her so there isn't any vigilante ju
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Jul 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
an extra big fan for yourself. anything at all to stay cool. >> i've seen a lot of people using umbrellas around the area today. it's a good point and a better area, always, stay in the shade, stay out of the sun and stay indoors if you can. we're going to continue to have the latest on the heatwave. we'll talk about this and when we may see relief in my full forecast. >> all right. we'll see you then, doug, thank you. >>> this extreme heat is putting a big strain on air conditioning systems all over our area, including trains and buses. and metro is no exception. tom sherwood continues our team coverage now, live from freedom plaza with the challenges that come along with riding the rails and oppressive heat. tom? >> reporter: i've got to tell you first, jim. i was here in february 2010 when the snow was this high, in this very same spot. it's a little hotter now. people all over the washington area have been struggling to deal with the heat. some metro transit riders are finding some of the cars too hot to handle. ♪ at metro center, a little cool music helped ease the commute for thou
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Jul 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
be some big names. guys, we'll have the whole time line laid out for you coming up at 5:00 in just a few minutes. >> bring it. we're all ready for it, dan. thanks very much. we'll see you in a bit. >>> we're following developments on capitol hill involving the debt reduction battle. there's still no agreement, but today republican and democratic leaders drafted two separate measures to avoid a government default next week. the house gop plan includes raising the debt ceiling, and cutting spending by $2.5 trillion in two stages, with one vote now and another next year. senate democrats would hike the borrowing limit, and trim $2.7 trillion over ten years. neither plan includes tax hikes. >> any serious debt reduction plan must include revenues, but in the interest of preventing a default, we can have the fight on revenues later. >> we believe it's a responsible, common sense plan that meets our obligations to the american people, and preserves the full faith and credit of the united states' government. >>> the white house says president obama is supporting the senate's proposal, even thou
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Jul 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
flickster now? every day i'm further behind. how these local kids are working to develop the next big thing for iphone apps. >> and i have a feeling we aren't going to know what it is. in sports, lots of changes to the >>> a new study says there is no increased risk for brain cancer among teenagers who regularly use cell phones. the national cancer institute study followed cell phone habits of more than 350 teens with brain cancer. and compared them to kids without the disease. they also could not find more brain tumors in areas of the brain receiving the highest amount of exposure to the cell phone. this study follows one released by the world health organization back in may that said using a mobile phone might increase the risk of certain types of brain tumors. >>> are you smarter than a fifth grader? you might not be in the fifth grade in one of the kids taking part in a high-tech summer camp in our area. derrick ward shows us what these kids are learning during their summer vacation. >> just going through the first stages. >> reporter: you may be looking at the next hot app for your iph
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Jul 8, 2011 5:00pm EDT
local places with very big connections to the space now from toidc+ how] thi , the!ék1eporter: ban on supre . the authority of the government to acquire a federal firearms license, so that people will be able to exercise their constitutional right to purchase a handgun, which they can only do outside the district, and bring it into the district. >> reporter: mendelson acknowledges the city is going from the tough handgun control of the 1970s to facilitating gun sales now. >> we are not today where we intended to be as a government back in the 1970s when we said nobody could own a handgun in the district. but the supreme court changed the law with regard to that, and we have to comply with the supreme court. >> reporter: so what types of stores will eventually end up selling guns in the district? we'll have more on that coming up on news4 at 6:00. wendy and pat, back to you. >> tom sherwood. thanks, tom. >>> still ahead on news4 at 5:00, making the grade. the d.c. school system gets its report card with mixed results. >>> plus, continuing coverage of the final shuttle mission. we're
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Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. we're going to make a crisp. a crisp sounds great, but mine end up flat like a big, mushy cookie. >> the trick is to use cold butter. we're going to start with flour. >> okay. >> and cinnamon. >> mmmm. >> and then the brown sugar. and we want to combine those first. now i'm going to cut the cold fat into that. keep it surrounded by the flour, so it doesn't become a paste. time for the fruit. so we have two quarts of washed and picked over blueberries. what. >> do we add to those? >> some white sugar and you could use brown again. >> okay. >> a little bit of lemon juice. >> this is the easiest summer fruit dessert i have ever seen. >> everybody loves this stuff. >> i love it. >> and bake it for about an hour until it's bubbly. more for the family -- maybe if you were having a dinner party, you would do small ones, individual. >> individual ones with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. perfect. >>> what's next? >> we're going to make a granita, a nice frozen dessert, would you tell us an ice cream maker. >> no ice cream maker. >> we're using cucumber, lemon basil and agaffy. you could us
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Jul 26, 2011 5:00pm EDT
're well protected with their big purse, they could use them as shields to cover themselves. >> other ways to stay safe, be alert of your surroundings, report anyone acting suspicious, and if possible, shop with a friend. there may be more victims out there who haven't come forward yet. if you know anything about this bizarre stabbing spree. you're asked to contact fairfax county police. jim, back to you. >> john, thank you. >>> we have a developing story on capitol hill. david woo is stepping down on the heels of sex allegations. >> last week allegations that woo forced himself on an associate's 18-year-old daughter, today under increasing pressure from democratic lawmakers, he announced his resignation. he doesn't want to become a distraction from the important work taking place on the hill. >> reporter: he's the second democrat to step down in the last few weeks. this comes after anthony weiner resigned. >>> three d.c. counsel members are calling on harry thomas, jr. to step down. >> he's accused of diverting $300,000 in city dollars, meant for youth programs and spending that on cars,
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Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm EDT
's mistaken, he misheard what clemens said. >> many big days to come. >> reporter: a month of them, probably. >> all right. we'll look forward to your report on "nbc nightly news." thank you so much. >>> coming up next and new at 5:00, the report is in, and the recommendations, as well. so what are we going to learn about that controversial police escort involving actor charlie sheen? >>> big brother may be watching you. find out which local county wants to put up nearly 100 speed cameras near you. >>> the fight against fat. some restaurant chains are now doing something to help kids eat healthy, and curb childhood obesity. >>> news4 at 5:00. we are just getting started. >>> well, as we know, childhood obesity is now a national epidemic, and the restaurant industry is now responding to the enormous pressure it's getting. >> yeah, from first lady michelle obama's government campaign down to concerned parents. demands for healthy menus are growing. >> and as a result, brian mooar has the story of 19 of the nation's largest food chains revamping the kids' menu, and putting in some healthier opt
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Jul 20, 2011 5:00pm EDT
did. and they actually moved in to become one big happy family. proving that holding on to hope can have its rewards. and they have their way of telling that without any talk at all. ♪ barbara harrison, news4, for "wednesday's child." >> they're talented. hey, if you have room in your home and heart to adopt a child, call our special adoption hot line. the number 1-888-to-adopt me or go to our website at nbcwashington.com. >>> still to come, zip lines, tight ropes, tarzan swings. wednesday's workout is all about adventure that is fun for the family. >>> and in sports tonight, d.c. united looking to heat up and improve their record at ♪ [ rock ] [ chattering ] [ man on tv ] 96309. [ man ] ♪ she got it, you got it ♪ i got it, we got it [ groans ] ♪ who's got it see you later. ♪ yeah! ♪ come on, she got it you got it, we got it who's got it ♪ we're all different. that's why there are five new civics. the next-generation civic. only from honda. >>> the calorie count provided by restaurants could be way off. researchers at tufts university ordered food from 42 restaurants
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Jul 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
attend classes as required, they will continue to remain in status. >> reporter: the raid is big news in india, where most of unva's 2,000 students come from. an indian advocacy group based in dc came on campus to investigate. >> students are scared. not only students, a lot of parents back home. they're crying and calling us, because they sent their kids here for their dreams. >> reporter: as students and their advocates continue to ask questions, classes appear to be going on as normal. while federal immigration agents were mum on what they were looking for, the school's chancellor provided a few clues about the raid. >> the warranties included many items, such as computer hardware equipment and paper documentation, which were all subsequently taken into government control. we were told that they would be returned early next week after they were copied. >> unva calls itself the most popular american university in india. it now has 30 days to show it's complying with federal rules for administering student visas. there have been no arrests. >> jane watrel. thank you, jane. >>> consid
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